Dave Bautista threatens to quit “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise over recent firing of director

Guardians of the Galaxy

ShortList.com is featuring an interview with Dave Bautista where he threatens to quit the “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise over the firing of director James Gunn.

The article notes that Gunn was fired by Disney after “alt-right activists unearthed a series of offensive tweets from several years ago.”

Bautista seemed adamant about getting out of his Marvel contract if Disney didn’t bring Gunn back for the third movie in the franchise, scheduled for a 2020 release.

“Nobody’s defending his tweets, but this was a smear campaign on a good man. I spoke to Chris Pratt the day after it happened and he’s a bit religious so he wanted time to pray and figure it out, but I was more like: f*ck this. This is bullshit. James is one of the kindest, most decent people I’ve met. Where I’m at right now is that if [Marvel] don’t use that script, then I’m going to ask them to release me from my contract, cut me out or recast me. I’d be doing James a disservice if I didn’t.”

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